• Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Pa auction at Christies

    Sale 7677

    Galerie Popoff: An Enduring Passion for Russian Art

    12 - 13 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 416

    A gold medal for best show-jumping horse


    Price Realised  


    A gold medal for best show-jumping horse
    Russia, period of Alexander II
    Circular, one side struck with the profile of Alexander II facing right, with the Russian inscription 'By the Grace of God Alexander II Emperor and Autocrat of all Russias', the reverse with the Russian inscription 'For the best show-jumping horse from the management of the State Horse Stables', in a fitted leather case, marked with the Cyrillic initials 'PB' under the neck of the Emperor
    1¾ in. (4.5 cm.) diameter

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    V. P. Smirnov, Opisanie Russkikh Medalei [Description of Russian Medals], St Petersburg, 1908, pp. 318-319, no. 629.2.